Professor and Chair
Tomlinson Professor of Political Theory
Ph.D., Princeton University
LL.M., University of Chicago Law School
In contemporary normative political theory: multiculturalism, nationalism, liberalism, pluralism, theories of justice, non-ideal theory
In the history of political thought: medieval and early modern thought, especially the French, Scottish, and American Enlightenments and the history of constitutionalist and liberal thought
In legal and constitutional theory: rights of indigenous peoples, federalism, choice of law and conflicts of laws, freedom of association, religious freedom, contract, analytic jurisprudence, legal pluralism
- Coordinator of the Research Group on Constitutional Studies and of the Groupe de Recherche Interuniversitaire en Philosophie Politique.
- Director of the Yan P. Lin Centre For the Study of Freedom and Global Orders in the Ancient and Modern Worlds.
- “Not so Novus an Ordo: Constitutions Without Social Contracts,” 37(2) Political Theory 191-217, 2009
- “Three Perversities of Indian Law,” 12(2) Texas Review of Law and Politics 329-68, 2008
- “Self-determination, non-domination, and federalism,” 23(3) Hypatia, 60-78, 2008
- "Federalism, Liberalism, and the Separation of Loyalties," 101(3) American Political Science Review 459-77, 2007
- "Federalism and the Old and New Liberalisms," 24(1) Social Philosophy and Policy 306-26, 2007
- "Beyond Publius: Montesquieu, Liberal Republicanism, and the Small-Republic Thesis." 27(1) History of Political Thought, 50-90, 2006
- "Liberalism's Divide After Socialism-- and Before," 20(1) Social Philosophy and Policy 278-297 (2003)